Twitter Set To Remove “Frozen” Accounts: Move Means Users Will Lose Followers

Get ready to lose followers. Twitter is set to remove millions of so-called frozen accounts this week, potentially lowering every Twitter user’s follower count–a move that is likely to impact some accounts more significantly than others.

“Tens of millions” accounts that are “locked, inactive accounts” will be permanently deleted.

An account can be frozen if it “exhibits a sudden change in behavior, such as tweeting a lot of unsolicited replies or bad links, or if the account sees a major uptick in other users blocking it”, according to CNN.

Most users will lose between 1 and 4 followers, a company spokesperson said.

Accounts with a lot of followers could see a much bigger drop.

“We understand this may be hard for some, but we believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation,” Twitter’s legal, policy, trust and safety lead, Vijaya Gadde, wrote in a blog post.–CNN

This is the latest piece of news that some Twitter users might find unwelcome. Back in February, the company also changed the way it verifies specific accounts with that coveted blue check mark:

Saying it wanted to find a better way to verify select accounts, the company indefinitely suspended new verification.

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